Secondary Data

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  • Q1

    Name some important publications (sources of secondary data) in India.

    Marks:3
    Answer:

    (i) Report of institute of Chartered Accountants.

    (ii) Annual reports of Joint Stock Companies.

    (iii) News papers such as the Economic Times, etc

    (iv) Financial and Economic Journals.

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  • Q2

    Mention the published sources of secondary data.

    Marks:2
    Answer:

    The published sources of secondary data are Government publications, Reports of appointed Committee or Commission, International Bodies, Newspaper & Journals, Research documents prepared by Research Scholar etc.

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  • Q3

    What is the difference between primary and secondary data?

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    Answer:

    Primary data is collected by the investigator directly from the sample or the population, whereas the secondary data is collected by other agencies and it is used by the investigator.

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  • Q4

    Give two sources of secondary data?

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    Secondary data can be obtained from:
    (i) Published sources like books, magazine, government survey reports etc.
    (ii) Unpublished resources like research papers.

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  • Q5

    Define secondary data.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    Secondary data refer to those data which are collected by some other person or agency and are used by the investigator. It can be available in published or unpublished form.

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